By Ai Squared
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, the iPad Mini, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, the iPod Touch with 5MP Camera along with iOS 4.2 or newer.
In combination with your iOS device's built-in camera, ZoomReader lets you magnify and read printed text by first taking a picture of an object like a book or menu, then converts the image into text using state-of-the-art Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. ZoomReader will then read the text back to you using a natural-sounding voice.
ZoomReader isn’t just for books – it can be used to read small print on a receipt, box, menu, or pill bottle – wherever there’s small text you can’t read yourself. Whether you’re on the go or you’re using ZoomReader to help you read a newspaper in the comfort of your living room, this quick and powerful program does everything a dedicated video magnifier can do – from the convenience of your iOS device and at a much lower price.
If you have trouble reading printed text, ZoomReader can help by allowing you to change the foreground and background colors, making everything easier on your eyes plus you can simultaneously adjust the magnification level. ZoomReader also leverages the iOS device’s built-in accessibility features such as Zoom and VoiceOver, and offers an affordable and easy to use solution in an all-in-one mobile device.
Developed from the ground up by Ai Squared, a leader in low-vision software, ZoomReader features a simple user interface with large, prominent buttons, and even offers voice control of the various features. ZoomReader is the newest iOS app for the visually impaired and anyone else in need of a little visual assistance.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
- iPad with Retina display
- iPod touch with 5-megapixel camera (5th generation)
- iPad Mini
I got the app back when the first version was released. It's helped me SO MUCH!!!!!! At school they were having problems with my accomidations. Thanks to the app I was able to be independent in class. Now that my vision is too bad to really use magnification the OCR is extremely helpful. I didn't have to wait till I got large print or the class went over the assignment to know what it said. It's literally been a lifesaver. My teachers actually forgot i was blind when i was using it and i think some of them are going to reccemend it to others. My only complaints is it either freezes or crashes quite a bit. I just wish it worked on my iPad. I really love the fact that you can save and take pictures saved to your camera roll for it to read too.
I thought this app would be great to use since my eyes are so bad and I can never read mail that is sent to me. This app has not yet read anything to me that makes since, it has never scanned anything and converted it to proper words. I have tried mail and prescription. Everything I scanned has not worked yet. It was tough to buy for 20 bucks, and now I feel bad because I spent 20 bucks on this and it could have went towards food or something better than a 20 dollar useless app. I hope it gets better with updates. I love ZoomText and it is upsetting that this doesn't work as well.
Update i bought iphone 6 Plus and this app is accurate and i do nit have to use turbo scan anymore
first use the turboscan app to take the pic then I save it and use this app to read it. This way works 100 times better and it perfect
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Nov 19, 2012
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 118 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ai Squared
- © 2011, Ai Squared, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (5th generation).
Top In-App Purchases
- Samantha (American English)$2.99
- Jill (American English)$2.99
- Diego (Spanish)$2.99
- Monica (Spanish)$2.99
- Anna (German)$2.99
- Steffi (German)$2.99
- Virginie (French)$2.99
- Thomas (French)$2.99